A strong advocacy program is essential to supporting and advancing myeloma legislation and priority policies. The IMF has just launched a whole new advocacy initiative and is actively looking for myeloma advocates to "join the team." The involvement of myeloma patients and their loved ones in addition to myeloma doctors, nurses, and researchers in the legislative process are vital to IMF's mission of improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.
Visit the IMF Advocacy Action Center at www.capwiz.com/myeloma/home and join our efforts!
There are 3 important actions you can take today.
Join Us: Sign Up for the Myeloma Action Network. By becoming a member of the Myeloma Action Network you will help the IMF to focus our "email alerts" directly you and to other myeloma advocates who reside in a specific state or district represented by legislators we need to target.
Write Your Elected Officials: Your Congressional Members want to hear from you! Members of Congress are most responsive to people from their own states and communities, and they need to hear from myeloma advocates about the priorities and concerns of the myeloma community.
Educate Yourself: Learn More about Myeloma Advocacy Issues & Legislation. The IMF produces statements and letters aimed at decision-makers on a variety of public policy issues that IMF supports including access to clinical trials, funding for myeloma research, and health care reform.
"Myeloma patients and caregivers know more about myeloma than 95% of all the representatives in Congress. Don't be shy about telling Congress what we need. That's how democracy works!"